Homemade Iced Tea
There are a lot of different iced teas out there. Some are too sweet and very synthetic, others are close to the real thing and then some resembles nothing close to iced tea.
The best iced tea I have tasted was at Hard Rock café. It was real tea with liquid sweetener on the side. It was delicious. I don’t now which type of tea they used though. Does anyone else know this?
Last weekend I made my own iced tea. I used Pukka’s Refresh tea with peppermint, liquorice and fennel. But you use whichever tea you like.
I don’t want my iced tea to be too sweet so I haven’t added any sugar. I think that the tea I used is sweet enough from the liquorice.
And its very very easy to make.
All you need is:
4-6 tea bags
1 liter of water
I also used a bit of orange and mint leaves, but you can leave that out if you want.
And what you do is:
Bring the water to a boil. Brew the tea in a pot or jug for 10 to 15 minutes. It should be stronger than your regular cup of tea as you will add lots of ice cubes later.
Discard the tea bags and leave the tea to cool.
I had heard that you shouldn’t leave it in the fridge as it can get cloudy, so I just left the pot of tea on the kitchen table.
When it has cooled, squeeze juice from half a lemon in and stir.
Now its ready to serve. Add a slice of orange or lemon and a few mint leaves. Top it off with lots of ice cubes.